Agile Manufacturing

fOS Part V - Improvement Systems: Accelerating to World Class Manufacturing Execution

Since this is the last and final installment of the fOS Methodology's approach to World Class Manufacturing Execution series, I'd like to start this post off in a special way - by listing my top five most favorite quotes about Improvement:

Hiring, Promoting, and Firing for Transformation in Manufacturing

What is the mix of attitudes toward change within your organization? Is your factory's mix of attitudes optimized for transformation?

Continuous Improvement in HR Part 3 - The Value Creator Ownership Model

Have you ever heard of an economic model where everyone makes about the same amount of money regardless of what actual value they contribute to society? Of coarse you have...just pick an American factory at random and that's pretty much what you'll find. The norm for US factories is to have minimal or marginal income diversity, especially among blue collar workers. Let's look at this model in a slightly different context. Take entrepreneurship for example. Entrepreneurship usually takes a substantial degree of risk but can be tremendously rewarding if it works.